ST 36 Acupuncture Point

Stomach 36, Abbreviated as ST 36, Transliterated Zusanli in Chinese, Leg Three Miles in English.

ST 36 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the anterior aspect of the lower leg, 3 cun below St35, one finger-breadth (middle finger) from the anterior crest of the tibia.

ST 36 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Gastric pain, vomiting, dysphagia, abdominal distention, borborygmus, diarrhea, indigestion, dysentery, constipation, abdominal pain, acute mastitis
  • Emaciation due to general deficiency, palpitation, shortness of breath, poor appetite, lassitude, dizziness, insomnia
  • Cough and asthma
  • Pain in the knee joint, apoplexy, hemiplegia, beriberi, edema
  • Depressive psychosis and madness

ST 36 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Tonifies Qi and Blood, harmonizes and strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, strengthens the body and Wei qi, raises Yang, calms the Shen, activates the meridian, and stops pain.


He-Sea point of the Stomach Meridian
Command point of the Abdomen
Point of the Sea of Water and Grain


ST 36 is known as one of the most important points to tonify Qi and Blood and promote general wellness. He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.